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Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:53 pm
by Bmat
Happy Birthday, Boikat!

Live long and prosper!

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:51 pm
by Qray
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Low Flight
Oh! I've slipped through the swirling clouds of dust,
a few feet from the dirt,
I've flown the Phantom low enough,
to make my bottom hurt.
I've TFO'd the deserts, hills,
valleys and mountains too,
Frolicked in the trees,
where only flying squirrels flew.
Chased the frightened cows along,
disturbed the ram and ewe,
And done a hundred other things,
that you'd not care to do.
I've smacked the tiny sparrow,
bluebird, robin, all the rest,
I've ingested baby eaglets,
simply sucked them from their nest!
I've streaked through total darkness,
just the other guy and me,
And spent the night in terror of
things I could not see.
I've turned my eyes to heaven,
as I sweated through the flight,
Put out my hand and touched,
the master caution light.

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:12 pm
by Boikat
Thanks!

:bigsmiley: :smt043 :smt005

That's hi-larious! Did you write that?

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:11 pm
by Qray
I'm glad you liked it.

Unfortunately, no. I didn't write it. That is the second version of Low Flight that I know of. AFAIK, the author of both versions is unknown.

The other version is the unofficial poem of Army Aviation, helicopter pilots, and goes a little something like this...

Low Flight
Oh, I've slipped the surly bonds of earth
And hovered out of ground effect on semi-rigid blades;
Earthward I've auto'ed and met the rising brush of non-paved terrain
And done a thousand things you would never care to
Skidded and dropped and flared
Low in the heat soaked roar.
Confined there, I've chased the earthbound traffic
And lost the race to insignificant headwinds;
Forward and up a little in ground effect
I've topped the General's hedge with drooping turns
Where never Skyhawk or even Phantom flew.
Shaking and pulling collective,
I've lumbered The low untresspassed halls of victor airways,
Put out my hand and touched a tree.

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:20 pm
by Dark Knight
Happy Birthday, Boikat!

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:10 pm
by Boikat
Thanks DK!! :D

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:25 am
by LadyFlame
Tomorrow is the LAST DAY of my 20's.....
WOW...I guess I have to grow up now, huh?
YEah RiGHt!! :dancingbanana:

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:13 am
by Qray
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LadyFlame wrote:Tomorrow is the LAST DAY of my 20's.....
WOW...I guess I have to grow up now, huh?
That's never stopped me. :thumright:

:hug: WB, LadyFlame! How's the music gig?

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:55 pm
by Ariel
Happy Birthday Lady Flame! We miss you!

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Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:40 am
by aldan
The twenties never stopped you, because you never emotionally arrived at your twenties, Q!

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:53 pm
by LadyFlame
Thanks! Yeah, I don't plan 'being' old, I just plan on staying a "PYT"! 8)

WB, LadyFlame! How's the music gig?
Music is going great! I put a new back up band together and we've been giggin this summer....I'm fired up cuz' I'd been playing the coffee shop scene for a while, and my music takes a whole new kick with a live full band...Lovin' it!
Thanks for asking....

YES...today I am celebrating the 5th anniversary of my 25th birthday!
:wink:

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:16 pm
by Bmat
August

04 Boikat
06 LadyFlame
08 BenJaru
08 Jack Sarratt
20 PollyMath
22 Dr_Love


Happy Birthday, LadyFlame! Live long and prosper!

(Did I get the correct date on your day?)